The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are all set for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and to make sure that they lift the title this time, they have started to make some changes in the coaching staff of the team.
In a bid to win their maiden IPL trophy, they have added former Delhi cricketer Mithun Manhas has been added to the support staff now and he will work as the assistant coach.
Manhas has been appointed the assistant coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise for the 2019 season.
The 39-year-old cricketer is a known name in the Indian cricketing circle. Mithun is among the top four run-scorers in India’s first-class cricket – hitting 8554 runs; only behind veteran Wasim Jaffer (11,255 runs), Amol Mazumdar (9202 runs), and Devendra Bundela (9201).
The right-handed batsman has also been a part of various Indian Premier League (IPL) sides in his seven-year career in India’s cash-rich league. He has also represented three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on more than one occasion.
Speaking about his role, Manhas said, “I am really excited to be a part of RCB. We are looking forward to winning the IPL title this season.”
The 39-year-old batsman does have some experience in coaching as he has previously worked with Bangladesh Under-19 team as the batting consultant and then moved to the King’s XI Punjab franchise last season.
Gary Kirsten was earlier confirmed as the head coach for this season while former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra was named as the bowling coach.
The franchise of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has never won an IPL title. With 11 seasons already gone, the farthest RCB have been able to go in the league is the semi-finals stage (2010).
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar